On April 16th, our own Stew Cohen, Professor of Philosophy, will be giving a talk as part of the Freedom Center Colloquium Series. The title of his talk is "Do Non-evidential Considerations Constrain Rational Belief?" (Abstract below.)
Thursday, Apr 16, 12:30-1:45pm, in the Kendrick Room at the Freedom Center, Marshall 280 (right above Paradise Bakery). Feel free to bring lunch.
For further information, please visit the Arizona Freedom Center at http://freedomcenter.arizona.edu/colloquium
I consider whether believing rationally depends on features other than the evidence of the believer. This turns out to depend on whether the issue is rationally permitted believing or rationally required believing. I argue against some attempts to show that non-evidential considerations constrain whether believing is rationally permitted. But I argue that non-evidential psychological factors play a role in determining whether a believing is rationally required.